Event: The Placebo Defect: How Quacks Exploit the Psychology of Health Behaviour

8:00pm, Wed, 03 Dec 2003
Wynn's Hotel, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Dr Brian Hughes, NUI Galway

Dr Hughes lectures in health psychology, is president elect of the Psychological Society of Ireland and is chair of its Health Psychology Group. Dr Hughes will describe how alternative practitioners capitalise on consumers' attitudes to health, disease, medication and doctors in their efforts to market their services. He will also examine how the influence of psychological stress on illness and recovery is commonly used to bolster claims about miracle cures.

8:00pm
Wed, 03 Dec, 2003

Wynn's Hotel, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

€5

€5